Yate man fined for fly-tipping hairdressing items in town

November 30 2016

A MAN from Yate who dumped a quantity of hairdressing items on a site in the town has been ordered to pay more than £1,892 in fines and costs.

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A MAN from Yate who dumped a quantity of hairdressing items on a site in the town has been ordered to pay more than £1,892 in fines and costs.
Harry Curness, 27, of Lansdown, admitted fly tipping and carrying waste without the required paperwork when he appeared at Bristol Magistrates’ Court.
He was fined £1,254.75 and ordered to pay costs of £580 plus a £58 victim surcharge.
The court heard that sometime in June, Curness dumped controlled waste consisting of cardboard, paper, plastics and hairdressing related items, including hair extensions, at Watery Lane, Yate.
He was traced after some of the items identified a local hairdressing business, from where he’d removed some of the waste.
When interviewed by council officers, Curness admitted fly tipping and transporting waste without a registered carrier’s licence and waste transfer note.
He said he had been on his way to the local recycling centre but realised it would be closed before he could get there so fly tipped the material.
Heather Goddard, South Gloucestershire Council’s environment and community services committee chairwoman, said there was no excuse to fly-tip as Sort It! centres were open from 8.30am-4.30pm seven days a week.
She said: “Fly tipping is an issue that affects our communities and harms the local environment.
“Unregistered waste carriers undercut legitimate operators, offering to pick up waste on the cheap and fly tipping what they collect. This will not be tolerated in South Gloucestershire and offenders will be prosecuted.”